MADRID: Celtic’s hopes of beating Barcelona in the Champions League today could be decided at a maternity ward rather than in the intimidating atmosphere of Camp Nou, the home of the Catalan giants.
Lionel Messi is due to become a father for the first time this week when his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, gives birth.
The couple’s baby, already known to be a boy who will be named Thiago, was expected to arrive at the weekend which caused speculation that Messi would miss today’s Champions League game.
“The game against Deportivo (on Saturday) could go down in Messi’s history books. Several sources report that the Argentine has the date of 20th October marked on his calendar as the day his first child, Thiago, will enter into the world,” claimed Marca sports daily. AFP